Double Negative - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
10.2%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 6.57%
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
227
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 29, 2020
Added:
Feb 02, 2015
Wants:
  71
Gots:
  86
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: Imperial stout aged in Heaven Hill whiskey barrels.
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Rated: 4.25 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania

Jun 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

May 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.18 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 06, 2019
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Rated by Hop_God from California

3.39/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
Sour
May 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.48 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Aug 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by Xxambersky89 from New York

Jun 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by ljbonadonna92 from Maryland

Feb 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by bcsbeer from Florida

Jan 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by schinebd from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.22 by unclejazz from New York

Nov 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.47 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Oct 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.35 by Warren2621 from Indiana

Oct 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.27 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Sep 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.18 by Bum4ever from California

Aug 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.95 by frasergrove from California

Jul 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.12 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Jul 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by smcel371 from New York

Jul 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by coz from Illinois

Jun 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.02 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts

May 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by TheStoutHound from Wisconsin

May 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nat1975 from Indiana

May 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.26 by impending from California

Apr 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by djgustafson from North Carolina

Apr 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Mar 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia

Mar 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Feb 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by kjkinsey from Texas

Feb 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.22 by jaydoc from Kansas

Jan 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by djbrown13 from Massachusetts

Jan 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.44 by Wenzl from Massachusetts

Jan 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by alexsergio from New York

Jan 15, 2017
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Reviewed by nawpnawp from California

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
2015 bottle poured a little over a year later.

The pour is jet black with a bit of creamy carbonation. The smell is amazing. Surprisingly, cinnamon is dominant here with vanilla and caramel notes; somewhat like huna. On the nose, it seems as if it's going to be a sugar bomb, but the taste is quite different. The cinnamon takes a back seat here and is well balanced by some oaky bitterness. It sits nice and thick on the palette. Honestly, the taste was a bit of a letdown after the aromas it gave off.

A pretty solid brew overall. I'd definitely try it again if I saw it.
Jan 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.81 by spycow from Illinois

Dec 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.9 by robertjskelton from Florida

Dec 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by ILikeGoodCider from New Jersey

Dec 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.17 by swanfungus from California

Nov 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Nov 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by knicks19947 from New York

Nov 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.47 by Moestavern from New Jersey

Nov 05, 2016
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bomber marked November 2015 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter, allowed to warm to 50 – 60 degrees. Review other than “Head” is after warming
Aroma – starts with roasted malt and a little smoke, followed by a little whiskey as the head recedes, not particularly “bourbony”
Head large (Maximum 5.3 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, creamy with rocks, slowly diminishing to a five mm ring connected to a wide lacy ring of tiny bubbles and a creamy layer of varying thicknesses
Lacing excellent – wide continuous bands of tiny bubbles
Body – dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor – begins with a hit of whiskey followed by burning of the distal esophagus. After the burn dies down - roasted malt, some bitter chocolate. As it warms further (55 degrees), the bourbon presence is not as harsh, more of a glow rather than all out stellar fusion. Definitely let it warm and breathe a bit before consumption (Bad pun, not sorry!).
Palate – medium, creamy, lively carbonation

A decent bourbon barrel stout, but, to my taste (or lack thereof) nothing markedly out of the ordinary for this style of brew. It’s good but not overwhelming. Obviously, the winner of the gold in the GABF was a different version of this.

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4.25.
Oct 30, 2016
Double Negative - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 278 ratings